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Wesleyan Roots: “The Almost Christian”

  Wesleyan Roots: “The Almost Christian” #2 A Message on Acts 26:24-29 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Nov. 18, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Acts 26:24-29 (NRSV)   While he was making this defense, Festus exclaimed, “You are out of your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you insane!” 25 But Paul […]

Wesleyan Roots: “Scriptural Christianity”

  Wesleyan Roots: “Scriptural Christianity” #4 A Message on Acts 4:23-31 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Nov. 11, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Acts 4:23-31 (NRSV)   After they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard […]

Wesleyan Roots: “The Trouble and Rest of All Men”

  Wesleyan Roots: “The Trouble and Rest of Good Men” #127 A Message on Job 3:17-19 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Nov. 4, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Job 3:17-19 (NRSV)   There the wicked cease from troubling,    and there the weary are at rest. There the prisoners are at ease together;    they […]

Wesleyan Roots: “The Good Steward”

  Wesleyan Roots: “The Good Steward” A Message on 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Oct. 28, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NRSV)   The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each […]

Wesleyan Roots: “The Use of Money”

  Wesleyan Roots: “The Use of Money” A Message on Luke 16:1-13 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Oct. 21, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 16:1-13 (NRSV)   Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering […]

Wesleyan Roots: “On Pleasing All Men”

Wesleyan Roots: “On Pleasing All Men” A Message on Romans 15:1-6 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Oct. 14, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Romans 15:1-6 (NRSV)   We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us must please our neighbor […]

Wesleyan Roots: “Temptation”

  Wesleyan Roots: “Temptation” A Message on 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Oct. 7, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 (NRSV)   Now these things occurred as examples for us, so that we might not desire evil as they did. 7 Do not become idolaters as some of them […]

Wesleyan Roots: “Patience”

  Wesleyan Roots: “Patience” A Message on James 1:2-4 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Sept. 30, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com James 1:2-4 (NRSV)   My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; 4 […]

Faithbook: “Sharing”

  Faithbook–Biblical Lessons for the Digital Age: “Sharing” A Message on Matthew 9:35-38 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Sept. 23, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 9:35-38 (NRSV)   Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease […]

Faithbook: “Comments”

  Faithbook–Biblical Lessons for the Digital Age: “Comments” A Message on James 3:2-12 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Sept. 16, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com James 3:2-12 (NRSV)   For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with […]